Pender Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands located along the Pacific Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Pender Island consists of two islands, North Pender and South Pender, which are separated by a narrow canal connected by a one-lane bridge. Pender Island lies between Vancouver, BC and Victoria BC. Pender Island is a 2-hour ferry ride from Vancouver and a 40-minute ferry ride from Sidney, BC.
Pender Island enjoys a sub-Mediterranean climate and features open farmland, rolling forested hills, several lakes and small mountains, as well as many coves and beaches. In fact, Pender Island offers the most public beach access points of any of the Gulf Islands.
Pender Island is a popular destination for cycling, fishing, hiking, boating, sailing, scuba diving and otheroutdoor pursuits. The island also boasts a 9-hole golf course as well as a 27-hole disc golf course(frisbee golf). Pender Island also has numerous art galleries, shops, and restaurants and hosts a variety of local events throughout the year, including the Pender Island Fall Fair and the Lantern Festival. On Saturday mornings during the summer, the Pender Island Farmer’s Market at the Community Hall offers local produce and handcrafts, as well as entertainment.
Find out about our organization, events and Pender Island on the following pages:
- News around businesses, life and tourism on Pender Island .
- Event Listings
- Visitors Guide
- Business Directory
- Membership Plans and Options
- Our Executive Board